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RedJet reverts to ‘commuter timetable’ following Covid-19 lockdown

Red Jet Service leaving Southampton

Red Funnel expands Red Jet timetable from 2nd December and vows to keep the Island connected with Christmas holiday timetable

Monday, 30th November, 2020 6:07pm

By Melissa Piercy

Knowing where you can or can’t go when using a hired e-scooter on the Isle of Wight

woman riding a beryl bike

Here are the details of what you can and cannot do with the Beryl e-scooters (some ridden on dual carriageway!). Not sticking to these rules makes you liable for arrest, a fine, points on your licence, Isle of Wight Police say

Monday, 30th November, 2020 12:43pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Keeping Christmas Kind: Shop workers and families speak out about abuse in moving Christmas campaign

female shop keeper smiling to the camera for the keep christmas kind appeal

The short film features real people who have put themselves at risk working in essential shops, keeping families fed and providing vital human interaction for so many people who have been alone this year

Monday, 30th November, 2020 11:57am

By The Office of Police and Crime Commissioner with 2 readers' comments

Flu vaccinations available for Isle of Wight over 50s from December

influenza vaccine by CDC

Chair of the Isle of Wight CCG says this is a winter like no other and that getting the flu jab not only protects you from the more severe effects, but reduces the risk of spreading it to those who are more vulnerable

Monday, 30th November, 2020 9:50am

By Mark Wingham

£10,000 fundraiser for carbon monoxide detectors to protect at least 800 homes

bobby scheme fitter fitting a carbon monoxide alarm

Hampshire and Isle of Wight charity, The Bobby Scheme, aims to raise £10,000 to buy and install up to 800 carbon monoxide detectors

Monday, 30th November, 2020 9:39am

By Bill Young with one comment

Derek Sandy on a mission to spread Christmas cheer (Watch)

derek sandy dressed as father christmas for music video

Derek Sandy is determined to spread some cheer this Christmas with his single, 'Cos it's Christmas

Monday, 30th November, 2020 9:18am

By Sally Perry

Call for Covid-19 testing of passengers travelling to the Isle of Wight (updated)

mark jeffries, adrian whittaker, jenny hicks, steve parkes

Campaign Group, IOW Ferry Group, are calling for testing of visitors to the Isle of Wight to protect the Island's low infection rates and Tier 1 status

Monday, 30th November, 2020 8:24am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Tier 3 visitors to the Isle of Wight asked to stay away, others asked to travel ‘the Wight way’

Beach scene with type on top saying, The Wight way to travel

Head of Visit Isle of Wight asks visitors to respect what the local community has achieved in keeping infection rates low on the Island low

Monday, 30th November, 2020 8:14am

By Simon Clark with 7 readers' comments

Heroes for Heroes: Isle of Wight union delivers chocolates for staff at 54 schools

heroes chocolate

Whilst not heroes in the classical sense, education staff have shown resilience and courage, performing repeated selfless acts for the common good. They were thanked with chocolates or flowers last week

Monday, 30th November, 2020 7:48am

By Peter Shreeve with one comment

Try the Reverse Advent Calendar this year to help Islanders who are struggling

The Isle of Wight foodbank has seen a rise in the number of people they've helped this year and Christmas will be no exception. Here's how you can help

Monday, 30th November, 2020 7:20am

By Southern Co-op

Latest number of positive Covid-19 tests on the Isle of Wight

covid-19 face mask covering grafitti

News OnTheWight shares the latest number of positive Covid-19 tests on the Isle of Wight

Sunday, 29th November, 2020 4:32pm

By Sally Perry

Innovative ideas and originality a must for the 2020 Santa Sleigh Design competition

Santa Sleigh Design Competition poster

Here's something for your kids and grandkids to get involved with. Dig out the paper and pens and get the creativity flowing

Sunday, 29th November, 2020 11:06am

By Simon Everett